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The Hermitage

Glanton, Northumberland

A quirky period cottage in a sleepy Northumbrian village near Alnwick.

The Hermitage

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Overview

A quirky period cottage in a sleepy Northumbrian village near Alnwick.

A cosy sanctuary in the foothills of the Cheviots that places Northumberland’s coast and countryside on your doorstep

The small village of Glanton is set in the rolling foothills of the Cheviots, with the Northumberland National Park less than 5 miles west as the crow flies, the historic city of Alnwick 9 miles to the east, and the Northumberland coastline just a few miles further east. Thanks to its perch on Glanton Hill, the village affords sweeping views across the Vale of Whittingham, framed by the Cheviots to the north, Simonside to the south and the Otterburn Moors to the west.

The Hermitage is a dainty stone cottage in a row of period houses in the heart of Glanton. True to its name, this property is a welcoming sanctuary, and proof that bigger is not always better. The hub of the cottage is its open plan kitchen and dining room, which leads out onto a secluded south-facing patio dotted with potted plants. Compact yet well appointed, the kitchen delivers everything needed to rustle up delicious meals to enjoy at the six-person dining table or informal bites at the kitchen island breakfast bar.

The sitting room, which features the cottage’s original fireplace and roaring coal fire, is painted in striking ultramarine and dotted with select pieces from the owners’ antique collection. Ranging from ornate timber wardrobes and gilt-framed prints to delicate ceramic tea sets, these antique and vintage pieces are found across the entire cottage. Combined with bold paint colours and contemporary design touches, the result is a convivial, eclectic and distinctly grown-up vibe.

Moving upstairs, there’s a double room with a washstand and sweeping views over the Vale and a slightly larger bedroom with a king size bed. Both rooms share access to a good-sized bathroom with a bath and shower.

Property details

Ground floor

Small boot room with hanging space and storage for outdoor wear.

Open-plan living area comprising kitchen and dining area.

Well-equipped kitchen with large electric oven with 5-ring electric hob, dishwasher, Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine, large fridge / freezer, washing machine and microwave.

Dining area seating six.

Door opening onto the patio area.

Cosy sitting room with open fire (coal provided), seating for four, Smart TV and sound dock.

First floor

Bedroom one with king size bed and wardrobe.

Bedroom two with double (4’ 6” bed) with wash stand and built-in cupboard with hanging space.

Bathroom with bath and handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Outside

There is a fully enclosed, pretty south-facing patio garden to the rear of the house with outside seating. There is pedestrian access to the street from the patio garden. 

Parking

There is ample on-street parking in the village.

Babies & Children

Regretfully, the cottage is not suitable for babies and children.

Dogs

One small well-behaved dog is welcome.

Guest amenities

Luxurious bed linen and towels are provided along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in the master bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Superfast broadband is provided. Mobile coverage is patchy but generally improves outside.

Heating

There is oil heating throughout and an open fire in the sitting room with coal provided.

Guest Privacy

The cottage has close neighbours as it sits in a row of period cottages in the centre of the village of Glanton.

Location

Activities

Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Babysitting and nannies

Babysitting and nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Wine delivery

Wine delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Reviews

Location Rural - in the village of Glanton, 9.5 miles from Alnwick
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The outdoor patio area at The Hermitage, perfect for stargazing
The little things we love...
"Thanks to its proximity to the Northumberland National Park, a designated Dark Skies site, there’s first-class stargazing to be enjoyed from The Hermitage’s sheltered patio. "
Michael, owner of The Hermitage
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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